MAFS’ Claire Nomarhas dishes on what “killed” her second-chance romance with MKR star

"When you become complacent romance dies."

Married at First Sight Australia 2023‘s Claire Nomarhas has revealed why her second-chance romance with My Kitchen RulesPat Calleja recently ended.

ICYMI: After her sh*tshow of a marriage to Jesse Burford during last year’s marriage experiment, Claire rekindled her relationship with Pat, whom she dated for two years before appearing on MAFS.

The MKR cook, who took on the show with “frenemy” Bianca Braun in 2019, is also the brother of former The Block contestant Tom Calleja.

Pat Calleja and Claire Nomarhas. Instagram.

Per PEDESTRIAN.TV, Claire has been a tad absent from social media in recent months.

Taking to Instagram with a Q&A in June, she admitted she “took a huge step back” from sharing her life.

“I’ve gone through a breakup, had to find a new home, trying to balance work and my mental health and it was super hard,” she confessed to her followers.

“I didn’t really know how to navigate it in private let alone publicly so I just kinda disappeared.”

MAFS‘ Claire Nomarhas sheds light on her split from My Kitchen Rules‘ Pat Calleja

Assuring fans she’s “in one of the best places” mental health-wise, Claire went on to explain what went down in the demise of her relationship.

According to the former TV bride, a “lack of communication” was a “killer” for her and Pat.

“You have to constantly work on yourselves as individuals and put in effort to the relationship for each other,” she wrote on her Story.

Pat and Claire. Instagram.

“We stopped doing that somewhere along the way and when you become complacent romance dies.”

Claire also said it’s important for couples to have an “alignment with goals” and life plans.

“I realise now how much I value being with someone who has the same mindset as me,” she dished, adding that Pat is “a great human”.

“Just not my human.”

Claire Nomarhas reveals there’s a new beau “on her radar”

Chatting to PEDESTRIAN.TV, Claire admitted that “there is someone on [her] radar”.

“There is a man, actually,” she confessed. “He’s always had love for me and we’ve been spending a lot of time together. He’s kind of showing me how it should’ve looked.”

Letting it slip that Pat didn’t really take her on dates, Claire told the outlet it’s nice to “feel special” in this budding relationship.

“Watch this space, I think there’s something blossoming there for sure.”

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